Patents by Inventor Michael M. Cook

Michael M. Cook has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200328002
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of limiting power of a boiling water nuclear reactor system includes a reactor pressure vessel, a reactor core disposed in the reactor pressure vessel, a core shroud surrounding the reactor core, a downcomer region disposed between an inner surface of the reactor pressure vessel and the core shroud, a steam line connected to an upper end of the reactor pressure vessel and a condenser system that receives steam from the reactor pressure vessel. A portion of the condenser system condensate is returned to the reactor pressure vessel of the boiling water reactor inside the core barrel above the core rather than into the downcomer. Returning the condensate in this way increases the effectiveness of an isolation condenser system or if the condensate is a portion of the feedwater from the main condenser it provides an effective means to regulate core flow and core power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: Charles Lee Heck, Michael M. Cook
  • Publication number: 20200325966
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a multi-speed electric axle assembly with three gear ratios. The multi-speed electric axle assembly includes one or more power supplies, one or more shafts operatively coupled to the one or more power supplies and a differential, and one or more Ravigneaux gear assemblies integrated with the one or more shafts. The one or more Ravigneaux gear assemblies of the multi-speed electric axle assembly providing the three gear ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew T. BRAMMER, Michael D. COOK, Jordan M. HOUSER
  • Publication number: 20200280620
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing extension of customer local area networks (“LANs”) and/or implementing isolated service overlays over a network. In some embodiments, a network service point that is located external to a demarcation point at each of a plurality of customer premises might establish a connection between a service provider network and a customer LAN, which has already been established within a customer premises. The system subsequently extends the customer LAN, via this connection, to span between the network service point and the customer premises. Alternatively, or additionally, the system might establish two or more isolated service overlays across the customer LAN between the network service point and the customer premises, each of the two or more isolated service overlays having network traffic that is isolated from network traffic transmitted along another of the two or more isolated service overlays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen, Kevin M. McBride, Andrew V. Cook
  • Patent number: 10698569
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques provide for implementing network configuration, and, in particular embodiments, to methods, systems, apparatus, and computer software for implementing customer control point or customer portal for enabling customer-based virtualized platform and network configuration. In some embodiments, a network node might receive, via a user portal (e.g., an app-based or web-based customer portal), a request from a user to change a network configuration of a network. In response to receiving the request, the network node might determine one or more network configuration changes to make to effect the request to change the network configuration of the network, and might reconfigure the network by effecting the determined one or more network configuration changes. In some cases, the user portal might be represented by a graphical user interface that allows the user to manipulate or interact with icons of devices, apps, VNFs, etc., as a form of making the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook, Kevin M. McBride
  • Publication number: 20200181146
    Abstract: Provided herein are alpha5-containing GABAA receptor agonists and pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment of cognitive and mood symptoms in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: James M. Cook, Guanguan Li, Michael Ming-Jin Poe, Miroslav M. Savic, Etienne Sibille
  • Patent number: 10666772
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing extension of customer local area networks (“LANs”) and/or implementing isolated service overlays over a network. In some embodiments, a network service point that is located external to a demarcation point at each of a plurality of customer premises might establish a connection between a service provider network and a customer LAN, which has already been established within a customer premises. The system subsequently extends the customer LAN, via this connection, to span between the network service point and the customer premises. Alternatively, or additionally, the system might establish two or more isolated service overlays across the customer LAN between the network service point and the customer premises, each of the two or more isolated service overlays having network traffic that is isolated from network traffic transmitted along another of the two or more isolated service overlays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen, Kevin M. McBride, Andrew V. Cook
  • Patent number: 10616377
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network enhanced gateway functionality, and, in particular embodiments, for implementing network enhanced gateway functionality using network functions virtualization (“NFV”) and/or software defined networks (“SDNs”). In some embodiments, a network switch, which is disposed within a gateway device, might route network traffic to a host computing system, at least a portion of the network traffic being originally directed to a client device via a corresponding client port among a plurality of client ports. Based at least in part on one or more characteristics of the at least a portion of the network traffic, the host computing system selects one or more virtual network functions (“VNFs”), which are then sent to the host computing system via the network switch. According to some embodiments, the network switch and the host computing system are under control of a NFV entity and/or a SDN controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen, Kevin M. McBride, Andrew V. Cook
  • Patent number: 10586155
    Abstract: Mechanisms for clarifying an input question are provided. A question is received for generation of an answer. A set of candidate answers is generated based on an analysis of a corpus of information. Each candidate answer has an evidence passage supporting the candidate answer. Based on the set of candidate answers, a determination is made as to whether clarification of the question is required. In response to a determination that clarification of the question is required, a request is sent for user input to clarify the question. User input is received from the computing device in response to the request and at least one candidate answer in the set of candidate answers is selected as an answer for the question based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly L. Cook, Adrian X. Rodriguez, Michael M. Skeen, Eric Woods, Menlo Wuu
  • Publication number: 20200002937
    Abstract: A loosefill insulation installation includes a loosefill insulation material made from fiberglass fibers. The loosefill insulation material unexpectedly has improved thermal performance, even though the amount of mineral oil applied to the fiberglass fibers is reduced. For example, the fiberglass fibers can be coated with a mineral oil in an amount that is between 0.1% and 0.6% of the weight of the fiberglass fibers, such as about 0.375%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Evans, James Justin Evans, Patrick M. Gavin, Steven Schmitt, Tim Newell, William E. Downey, Kenneth J. Wiechert, Justin Depenhart, David Michael Cook
  • Patent number: 10481574
    Abstract: A building alarm management system for a building includes a processing circuit configured to receive one or more alarms from building equipment of the building and receive location information for the building equipment located in the building and one or more mobile devices associated with one or more users located in the building. The processing circuit is further configured to retrieve role information including roles associated with the one or more users and send the one or more alarms to the one or more mobile devices based on the roles associated with the one or more users and the locations of the one or more mobile devices and the building equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Garrett Wiens-Kind, Adam R. Grabowski, Mohammad Arif Mansoor, Michael Robert Seidel, Prashant P. Taralkar, Ann M. Cook
  • Publication number: 20190347125
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatuses for heterogeneous computing are described. In some embodiments, a hardware heterogeneous scheduler dispatches instructions for execution on one or more plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, the instructions corresponding to a code fragment to be processed by the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, wherein the instructions are native instructions to at least one of the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Rajesh M. SANKARAN, Gilbert NEIGER, Narayan RANGANATHAN, Stephen R. VAN DOREN, Joseph NUZMAN, Niall D. MCDONNELL, Michael A. O'HANLON, Lokpraveen B. MOSUR, Tracy Garrett DRYSDALE, Eriko NURVITADHI, Asit K. MISHRA, Ganesh VENKATESH, Deborah T. MARR, Nicholas P. CARTER, Jonathan D. PEARCE, Edward T. GROCHOWSKI, Richard J. GRECO, Robert VALENTINE, Jesus CORBAL, Thomas D. FLETCHER, Dennis R. BRADFORD, Dwight P. MANLEY, Mark J. CHARNEY, Jeffrey J. COOK, Paul CAPRIOLI, Koichi YAMADA, Kent D. GLOSSOP, David B. SHEFFIELD
  • Publication number: 20190342430
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing extension of customer local area networks (“LANs”) and/or implementing isolated service overlays over a network. In some embodiments, a network service point that is located external to a demarcation point at each of a plurality of customer premises might establish a connection between a service provider network and a customer LAN, which has already been established within a customer premises. The system subsequently extends the customer LAN, via this connection, to span between the network service point and the customer premises. Alternatively, or additionally, the system might establish two or more isolated service overlays across the customer LAN between the network service point and the customer premises, each of the two or more isolated service overlays having network traffic that is isolated from network traffic transmitted along another of the two or more isolated service overlays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen, Kevin M. McBride, Andrew V. Cook, Michael J. Fargano
  • Patent number: 10450742
    Abstract: A loosefill insulation installation includes a loosefill insulation material made from fiberglass fibers. The loosefill insulation material unexpectedly has improved thermal performance, even through the amount of mineral oil applied to the fiberglass fibers is reduce. For example, the fiberglass fibers can be coated with a mineral oil in an amount that is between 0.1% and 0.6% of the weight of the fiberglass fibers, such as about 0.375%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Evans, James Justin Evans, Patrick M. Gavin, Steven Schmitt, Tim Newell, William E. Downey, Kenneth J. Wiechert, Justin Depenhart, David Michael Cook
  • Publication number: 20190300534
    Abstract: Described herein are ?3 or ?2 or ?2/?3 GABAergic receptor subtype selective ligands, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of use of such ligands and compositions in treatment of anxiety disorders, epilepsy and schizophrenia with reduced sedative and ataxic side effects. In embodiments, such as ?3 or ?2 or ?2/?3 GABAergic receptor subtype selective ligands lack ester linkages and may be thus relatively insensitive to hydrolysis by esterases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: James M. Cook, Michael Ming-Jin Poe, Kashi Reddy Methuku, Guanguan Li
  • Publication number: 20190253759
    Abstract: A system and method for utilizing a secured service provider memory are disclosed. An electronic device is associated with a subscriber and is in communication with a data distribution network configured to deliver data by a service provider to the subscriber. The data distribution network comprises a server in communication with the data distribution network and the server configured to deliver a stream of data over the data distribution network. The electronic device comprises a first memory communicatively connected to the server. The first memory is configured to receive and store data from the server and it is accessible by the subscriber. A second memory is also communicatively connected to the server. The second memory is configured to receive and store data from the server, though the second memory is accessible only by the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Clinton J. Smoyer, Andrew V. Cook, Jade D. Kerr, Michael P. Morrissey, Kevin M. McBride
  • Patent number: 10356225
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing extension of customer local area networks (“LANs”) and/or implementing isolated service overlays over a network. In some embodiments, a network service point that is located external to a demarcation point at each of a plurality of customer premises might establish a connection between a service provider network and a customer LAN, which has already been established within a customer premises. The system subsequently extends the customer LAN, via this connection, to span between the network service point and the customer premises. Alternatively, or additionally, the system might establish two or more isolated service overlays across the customer LAN between the network service point and the customer premises, each of the two or more isolated service overlays having network traffic that is isolated from network traffic transmitted along another of the two or more isolated service overlays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen, Kevin M. McBride, Andrew V. Cook, Michael J. Fargano
  • Patent number: 6294610
    Abstract: Coating powders having a resin system of comprising an epoxy resin and a carboxylic acid functional polymer contain a cure catalyst of formulae (I), (II) or mixtures of (I) and (II): where Z is selected from P, As, and N, the R1s are the same or different and are independently selected from alkyl groups, alkenyl groups, and aryl groups; R2s are the same or different and are selected from alkyl groups, phenyl groups, substituted phenyl groups, Br, Cl, I, and F; and the R3s are the same or different and are independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl groups, alkenyl groups, acyl groups, cycloalkyl groups, cycloalkenyl groups, aldehyde group, carboxyl group, cyano group and nitro group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Andrew T. Daly, Richard P. Haley, Michael M. Cook, Jeffrey A. Ulman
  • Patent number: 5169555
    Abstract: A sodium borohydride/sodium hydroxide solution for dithionite generation contains sufficient levels of diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid to chelate metals in the dithionate generation process and also in a pulp bleaching process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Mikulski, Michael M. Cook
  • Patent number: 4975203
    Abstract: An aqueous solution for removing metals from waste water contains sodium borohydride, sodium aluminate and sodium hydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Morton International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Cook, Jeffrey A. Ulman
  • Patent number: H1852
    Abstract: An efficient and economical process for the waste treatment of spent metal plating solutions, primarily spent electroless nickel solutions, to significantly reduce the metal content therein, so as to permit direct discharge to municipal water systems without violation of the law. The waste treatment process is a sequential two-step chemical precipitation process, whereby the dissolved metal content is precipitated first by sodium borohydride reduction, followed by sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate precipitation, with an intermediate filtration step and pH adjustment step interposed there between. The amount of metal-bearing sludge produced is minimal. Furthermore, the bulk of the metals in the sludge may be recovered and reused, resulting in significant reduction in hazardous waste disposal costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Morton International Inc.
    Inventors: Celia L. Alexander, Anthony M. Mariniello, Brian A. McBride, Michael M. Cook, David A. Dunn